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Noble surnames, such as De guy, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name De guy, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The De guy family originally lived at De Guy, a village in the province of Picardy.

De guy Early Origins



The surname De guy was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this distinguished family held a family seat at De Guy a village in the department of l'Oise in l'Yonne. One of the first on record was the Duke de Spolèt whose name was Guy, in the year 894.

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De guy Spelling Variations


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De guy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guy, Guye, De Guy and others.

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De guy Early History


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De guy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De guy research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1147, 1717, 1789 and 1351 are included under the topic Early De guy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De guy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De guy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De guy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Guy settled in Quebec in 1671 from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux, but this is thought to be the port of embarkation rather than his home province.

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    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The De guy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De guy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 March 2015 at 15:47.

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